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Hi everyone,

after lot of hardwork, I manage to build a successful strategy, I trade this strategy manually, Now I want to automate this strategy, How I can do it. I am novice programmer, please help me. its very simple strategy buy low sell high.

u can contact me via my email praveeniitkgp2@gmail.com

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Welcome @Praveen! Buy low sell high sounds like a hard one to automate ;). Can you determine your strategy actions with mathematics or fixed rule based steps?

The biggest issue most people have converting their manual strategy into an algorithmic one is how gray your manual rules can be (because of your human judgement factors).
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Thanks Jared,

I have written Amibroker AFL for this strategy. But I need to convert into Python/java to completely automate....i find very difficult to do it...any good programmer can help me please?

my AFL is


prev=AMA2(C,1,0);
d=IIf(C>Ref(Max(Max(H,Ref(H,-20)),Max(Ref(H,-10),Ref(H,-15))),-1),Min(Min(L,Ref(L,-20)),Min(Ref(L,-10),Ref(L,-15))),
IIf(C a=Cross(Close,d);
b=Cross(d,Close);
state=IIf(BarsSince(a) s=state>Ref(state,-1);
ss=state sss=state==Ref(state,-1);
col=IIf(state == 1 ,51,IIf(state ==0,4,1));
Plot(C,"",Col,64);
PlotShapes( shapeUpArrow * s ,6,0,L);
PlotShapes( shapeDownArrow *ss ,4,0,H);

Filter = s OR sss OR sss ;
AddColumn(C,"close",1.2);
AddColumn( IIf( s, 66,1 ), "buy", formatChar, 1, bkcolor =IIf (s,colorYellow, colorPink ));
AddColumn( IIf( Ss, 83,1 ), "sell", formatChar, 1, bkcolor =IIf (Ss,colorPink, colorYellow ));
AddColumn( IIf( sss, 87,1 ), "wait", formatChar, 1, bkcolor =IIf (sss,colorYellow, colorRed ));

_SECTION_BEGIN("");
_N(Title = "{{NAME}} - {{INTERVAL}} {{DATE}}: "+_DEFAULT_NAME()+" : {{OHLCX}} {{VALUES}}"
+"\n"+EncodeColor(colorYellow)+
WriteIf(s,"EXIT all Short positions\nif trading long positions, enter long Now-\nOR at the market price on tomorrow's Open with stop="+EncodeColor(4)+WriteVal(L+.75*ATR(5),1.4)+" ,","")+
WriteIf(ss,"exit all long positions today with a Market On Close (MOC) order\nOR at the market price on tomorrow's Open with stop="+EncodeColor(4)+WriteVal(Ref(H+.75*ATR(5), -1),1.4)+",","")+
WriteIf( sss ,"No trading signals today.","") );



_SECTION_BEGIN("swing1");
no=20;
res=HHV(H,no);
sup=LLV(L,no);
avd=IIf(C>Ref(res,-1),1,IIf(C avn=ValueWhen(avd!=0,avd,1);
supres=IIf(avn==1,sup,res);

a=Cross(C,supres);
b=Cross(supres,C);

style = a * styleStaircase + b * styleStaircase;

PlotShapes(a,style, IIf(a,colorGreen,colorRed), 0, IIf(a,Low,High));

_SECTION_END();



_SECTION_BEGIN("trend");
uptrend=PDI(20)>MDI(10)AND Signal(29) downtrend=MDI(10)>PDI(20)AND Signal(29)>MACD(13);


Plot( 2, /* defines the height of the ribbon in percent of pane width */"ribbon",
IIf( uptrend, colorGreen, IIf( downtrend, colorRed, 0 )), /* choose color */
styleOwnScale|styleArea|styleNoLabel, -0.5, 100 );

_SECTION_END();

//d = Close > Ref( ChandelierHL(ATR(3),20), -1);
//e =Close < Ref( ChandelierHL(ATR(3),20), -1);
//f = Close < Ref( ChandelierHL(ATR(3),20), -1);
//g = Close > Ref( ChandelierHL(ATR(3),20), -1);

Buy = s AND a AND uptrend ;
Short = ss AND b AND downtrend ;
Sell = ss AND b AND downtrend ;
Cover = s AND a AND uptrend ;

Buy=ExRem(Buy,Sell);
Sell=ExRem(Sell,Buy);
Cover=ExRem(Cover,Short);
Short=ExRem(Short,Cover);

Filter=Buy OR Sell;
Filter= Cover OR Short;

AddColumn( Buy, "Buy", 1);
AddColumn(Sell, "Sell", 1);
AddColumn(Close,"Close",1.2);
AddColumn(Volume,"Volume",1.0);

_SECTION_BEGIN("Volume");
Plot( Volume, _DEFAULT_NAME(), ParamColor("Color", colorLavender ), styleNoTitle | ParamStyle( "Style", styleHistogram | styleOwnScale | styleThick | styleNoLabel, maskHistogram ), 2 );
_SECTION_END();
// Plot the Buy and Sell arrows.
shape = Buy * shapeUpArrow + Sell * shapeDownArrow;
PlotShapes(shape, IIf(Buy,colorGreen,colorRed), 0, IIf(Buy,Low,High));

Plot(supres,"Swing",colorYellow,styleStaircase);

SetChartBkGradientFill( ParamColor("BgTop", ColorRGB( 172,172,172 )),

ParamColor("BgBottom", ColorRGB( 172,172,172 )),ParamColor("titleblock",ColorRGB( 172,172,172 )));


GraphXSpace = 5;
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@Praveen,


It is showing errors, please correct it,
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Hi Ramu,

Its working man...what is error?
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It looks like fairly standard code. If there's someone eager they could actually write a base library to QuantConnect which would implement the same functions.

E.g. PDI(20) could easily be a C# function, are you strong with C# and AmiBroker?

We open sourced the base code so you can download and code locally in visual studio. https://github.com/QuantConnect/QCAlgorithm
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Hi Praveen,

it showing error that variebles used without initializing. please verify.
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Was this ever done? Sounds interesting! 

 

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